Quick Hit: Step Back, Stevie
By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the magnificent display of golf put on this weekend at the WGC-Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio. It was the first tournament ‘won’ by Steve Williams since his falling out with Tiger Woods. Williams was obviously pleased with his victory, labeling it the most significant one in his 33 year career.
Of course, Williams had every reason to be proud. After all, who could ever forget the long putt that Williams hit on…….umm, no-that was Adam Scott. Okay, but then there was the marvelous approach that he hit on the tourney’s 72nd hole…..wait, that was Scott, too. Now that I think of it, I can’t recall a single shot that Williams stroked in the entire tournament. Oh, that’s right; BECAUSE HE’S A CADDY!!!
Look, I get it. Williams is obviously bitter because he feels betrayed by Woods. I’ll even grant that he has some justification for feeling that way. It’s silly enough that he termed this a ‘big win’ after all the majors that he was on the bag for Woods. But what’s more ridiculous is that he took the occasion to upstage Scott, the man who actually did win the Bridgestone. Now that Woods is fading into oblivion, it’s understandable that the media would look to try and keep him in the narrative; he’s the biggest ‘star’ the sport has ever seen. But that doesn’t mean that Williams needs to take the bait. He can already claim scoreboard over Woods right now; he should be satisfied with that and put the spotlight back on Scott where it belongs.
Besides, if Williams spills all the beans about Woods now, who’s going to buy the expose when it’s finally written?